[ Delhi Durbar, 1903. ] Two lithographed maps: 'Camp of His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal' by Major James Strachey, and 'Plan showing the Disposition of Troops and General Arrangements'.

Author: 
Delhi Durbar, 1903; Major J. Strachey, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal
Publication details: 
Both items dated December 1902, and by S. I. O. Calcutta.
£450.00
SKU: 19366

The 1903 Delhi Durbar was held to celebrate the succession of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark as Emperor and Empress of India. Devised and overseen in meticulous detail by Lord Curzon, this two-week display of pomp and power was easily the grandest of the three Durbars. Edward did not attend, but sent his brother the Duke of Connaught in his place. No other copies of the following two items have been traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. They derive from the papers of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal, 1899-1913. ONE: 'Imperial Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1903. | Camp of His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal.' By 'J. STRACHEY, Major, | Private Secretary to H. H. The Lieut. Govr. of Bengal. | 18th. December 1902.' At bottom left: 'Reg. No. 354. Private . to H. H. The Lieut. Governor of Nengal. - Dec. 02.' At bottom right: 'Litho., S. I. O., Calcutta.' 38 x 48 cm. Lithograpjed on wove paper., with creasing and small hole in margin at foot. Folded three times. TWO: 'Plan showing the Disposition of Troops and General Arrangements for the Coronation Durbar, January 1st, 1903. | Scale 6 inches = 1 Mile.' At bottom left: 'Reg. No. 778. A. Q. M. G., Delhi Durbar. - Nov. 02. - 6,000.' At bottom right: 'Photo. S. I. O., Calcutta.' 38 x 29 cm. Lithographed on thin wove paper. In fair condition, creased and lightly aged. Folded three times.?>